Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Biltong Maker of the Year Awards 2012

The glass plaque award for the Stellenbosch Hills/Freddy Hirsch 
Biltong Maker of the Year 2012
The function for the winners and the media was held over lunch at 96 Winery Road
Allan Forrester, manager of 96 Winery Road...
The interesting menu. The wines were sponsored by Stellenbosch Hills
The starter of cheese straws, caramelised onions, grana padano cheese shavings and topped with shaved biltong
The wine that went best with the food was 
the 2013 Best Value award winning Chenin Blanc
Lynne’s serving of Norwegian salmon interestingly wrapped in crisp Greek kataifi pastry served on wilted greens
The Stellenbosch Hills Pinotage also won the 2013 Best Value award. 
We were also served the Shiraz
Portions were enormous and very generous
John’s enormous portion of the ‘Hollandse” Pepper fillet in a cream and brandy sauce which came with a basket of chips, butternut and roasted beetroot
Schalk van Deventer, the third prize winner, received a cheque for R5000.
Jakes van der Merwe from Middelburg in Mpumalanga won the second prize of R10000. 
He is a professional hunter.
Frik Crafford, a policeman from Worcester, won the First prize of R15000 and the trophy
With dessert we were served the sweet Muscat de Hambourg 2010
A divine slice of the richest chocolate cake ever with a good vanilla bean ice cream
Crème Brulée with a tuille
And we took home a sample of the winning biltong and a sharp knife
Photographs © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2012

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